AJ Storr sank the game-winning 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds left Sunday afternoon to complete a rousing comeback by host St. John’s, lifting the Red Storm to a 75-73 victory over Georgetown in a Big East game at Madison Square Garden.
Andre Curbelo dribbled along the baseline into a double team before kicking out to the open Storr, whose basket capped a St. John’s rally from a nine-point second-half deficit.
After a Georgetown timeout, Curbelo knocked away a long pass into the front court. The Hoyas called timeout again with 1.2 seconds left. Primo Spears passed to Bryson Mozone, whose 3-pointer rimmed out.
The winning 3-pointer by Storr capped a game-ending 20-9 run for St. John’s (14-8, 4-7 Big East), which snapped a two-game losing streak. David Jones scored 10 of his team-high 17 points in the run, including a pair of free throws that gave the Red Storm a 72-70 lead with 46.2 seconds remaining.
Dylan Addae-Wusu finished with 15 points while Storr had 12. Joel Soriano (12 points, 15 rebounds) posted his 18th double-double of the season.
Primo Spears scored 25 points for Georgetown (6-16, 1-10 Big East), which was trying to win consecutive regular-season conference games for the first time in nearly two years (Feb. 27-Mar. 2, 2021). Brandon Murray had 17 points while Qudus Wahab added 14 points.
St. John’s had a pair of 10-point leads in the first half before the Hoyas surged. Georgetown ended the half on a 14-0 run to take a 39-35 lead. Georgetown opened the second of its two nine-point leads on a layup by Murray, making the score 64-55 with 8:22 left.
But after that, St. John’s outscored the Hoyas 22-9. The Johnnies twice drew even , the last on a driving layup by Jones, before taking the lead. Mozone responded with a 3-pointer to put Georgetown ahead 73-72 with 24 seconds left.
–Field Level Media